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Free English lessons on-line

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You can visit the International Leadership Institute website to view and print free English lessons. The lessons are in the format of a short newsletter, called "A Lesson on English." Each lesson has a different topic. You can read the lesson, then answer these questions:
1. What is the main topicof the lesson?
2. What three new facts did I learn from the lesson?
3. How can I use this information in my studies of American English?


Here is the link to the ALOE newsletters:

http://www.ili.cc/ilifamilyofnewsletters/alessononenglish.html

More interesting tidbits about English

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The shortest complete sentence in the English language is “I am.”

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter of the English alphabet.

The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used.

“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

The word “alphabet” is derived from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet: “alpha” and “beta”.

Why learn English? Did you know...

Did you know that of all the world's languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and a further half-million technical and scientific terms remain uncatalogued?

Did you know that the main language used throughout the world on the internet is English, and that 80% of what's stored in the world's computers is in English?

Did you know that more than half of the world's technical and scientific periodicals are in English?

Did you know that 5 of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English, reaching millions and millions of people all over the world?